WIth all the new gear people are using, Stage Directions asked me to write about the power needed for LED and Automated lighting units. Actually, any unit that has an internal power supply. Here's a PDF of the article published in the May 2015 issue.
Here's a preview:
What type of power do we need for our new LED lighting units and systems? And how much of it? And how do we get it?
The answers to these questions are changing every day with all the new technology being developed by stage lighting manufacturers. Movers have better optics and are using brighter lamps. LED technology is constantly improving along the lines of Haitz’s Law. And mixing all this new gear with traditional fixtures makes things even messier—because we need more and more constant power.
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This article is posted here with permission from Gary Fails at www.citytheatrical.com
New York's City Center is an amazing theatre. Built in 1923, the 2,750 seat house is one of the largest in the city. It fills its stage year round with performing companies from all over the world. Eric Schultz, City Center's Head Electrician spends many days there from 8:00 a.m. until after the evening's show, making sure everything runs smoothly. The Head Electrician hires and directs the electrical crew, works with the visiting companies and lighting designers, and maintains the theatre's electrical systems. It's a lot of work with long hours but it's also an interesting and creative job with the chance to meet new people from around the world, and to work with a wide range of theatre professionals.
|If you have time to add information about soldering, it would be a wonderful thing! Click on READ MORE below to see a video that is posted on youtube.
Lighting paper includes:
Tools you may need to create this paperwork may include:
|drafting paper, scale ruler, lighting template for drafting units, pencils, drafting triangles, sketch pads, pads of lined paper, and more.|
what about the computer and some drafting program??? Lighting design
has been around far longer then computers. you don't need them. Yes,
managing a large show can be a bit easier with a good paperwork
program, but it is far from necessary.
Have you heard the story about how NASA spent thousands and thousands of dollars on inventing a pen that would write in space: they could have used a pencil....